Most expensive film productions worldwide as of April 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)

Most expensive film productions global 2018 This statistics shows the most expensive film productions worldwide. The most expensive production of all time is the fourth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series - "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", directed by Rob Marshall and starring such Hollywood stars as Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz or Geoffrey Rush. The movie was produced by the Disney Studios and cost 378.5 million U.S. dollars.
Film productions – additional information

A film’s production refers to the time when it is created and shot. This stage involves crew members including the director, assistant directors, picture and sound editors, photographers, script supervisors and of course the actors themselves. The distribution of a film sees the film enter its final stage where it is released and distributed to cinemas, launch parties are arranged and premieres and press releases are held.

Key data on the global movie production and distribution industry has been collated for the year 2017. During that year, there were an estimated 260 thousand employees at approximately 30 thousand separate businesses in the movie production and distribution industry worldwide.

The quality of the cast, direction and script can make or break a film at the box office. A film’s legacy can be measured in terms of how many awards it wins, how many people can quote from it years after its release, or the iconic status that its props acquire. Cinemas greatest fans will often pay above and beyond to get their hands on some of films most iconic props and a list of the most expensive movie props of all time was compiled in August 2014. Marilyn Monroe’s white dress from The Seven Year Itch topped the list with a selling price of 4.6 million dollars. Other highly priced souvenirs included two of James Bond’s cars, the Delorean from Back to the Future, two of Audrey Hepburn’s dresses and Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
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Production costs in million U.S. dollars
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides378.5
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End300
Justice League300
Avengers: Age of Ultron279.9
John Carter263.7
Tangled260
Spider-Man 3258
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince250
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies250
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice250
Captain America: Civil War250
The Fate of the Furious250
Spectre245
Star Wars: The Force Awakens245
Avatar237
The Dark Knight Rises230
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales230
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian225
The Lone Ranger225
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest225
Man of Steel225
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug225
Production costs in million U.S. dollars
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides378.5
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End300
Justice League300
Avengers: Age of Ultron279.9
John Carter263.7
Tangled260
Spider-Man 3258
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince250
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies250
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice250
Captain America: Civil War250
The Fate of the Furious250
Spectre245
Star Wars: The Force Awakens245
Avatar237
The Dark Knight Rises230
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales230
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian225
The Lone Ranger225
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest225
Man of Steel225
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug225
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This statistics shows the most expensive film productions worldwide. The most expensive production of all time is the fourth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series - "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", directed by Rob Marshall and starring such Hollywood stars as Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz or Geoffrey Rush. The movie was produced by the Disney Studios and cost 378.5 million U.S. dollars.
Film productions – additional information

A film’s production refers to the time when it is created and shot. This stage involves crew members including the director, assistant directors, picture and sound editors, photographers, script supervisors and of course the actors themselves. The distribution of a film sees the film enter its final stage where it is released and distributed to cinemas, launch parties are arranged and premieres and press releases are held.

Key data on the global movie production and distribution industry has been collated for the year 2017. During that year, there were an estimated 260 thousand employees at approximately 30 thousand separate businesses in the movie production and distribution industry worldwide.

The quality of the cast, direction and script can make or break a film at the box office. A film’s legacy can be measured in terms of how many awards it wins, how many people can quote from it years after its release, or the iconic status that its props acquire. Cinemas greatest fans will often pay above and beyond to get their hands on some of films most iconic props and a list of the most expensive movie props of all time was compiled in August 2014. Marilyn Monroe’s white dress from The Seven Year Itch topped the list with a selling price of 4.6 million dollars. Other highly priced souvenirs included two of James Bond’s cars, the Delorean from Back to the Future, two of Audrey Hepburn’s dresses and Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
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